The French Review

The French Review is the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) and has the largest circulation of any scholarly journal of French and Francophone studies in the world. The French Review is distributed online and in print by Johns Hopkins University Press:

The French Review is published four times a year (October, December, March, and May). Every year, we publish (in English and French) approximately 50 articles and 300 reviews on French and Francophone literature, cinema, culture, linguistics, and pedagogy.

October issue: Le roman (William Cloonan); L’année poétique (Maryann De Julio); Le bloc-notes culturel (Matthieu Dalle).

March issue: Bilan cinématographique (Nathalie Degroult, Michèle Bissière et Marie-Line Brunet).

In May, every other year, a special issue is devoted to such topics as: Martinique et Guadeloupe, Québec, Francophone cinema, Belgique, Pedagogy, Francophonie(s), France-Algérie, Les Lumières, Professional Issues, Présences féminines, etc.

The National Bulletin

he AATF National Bulletin is published four times a year (September, November, January, April). Its major focus is the presentation of information relating to the American Association of Teachers of French, news of the state of the profession of teaching French–exciting programs and experiments in teaching methods which have succeeded, the morale of teachers–and news of what is going on in France and in the Francophone world.

Deadlines for submission

September issue: deadline August 1; November issue: deadline, September 1; January issue: deadline November 1; April issue: deadline February 1


Articles of interest

Click here to see an index of articles online.

Regular Features

  • Messages from the AATF President and Executive Director – every issue
  • Commission Features – as received
  • Classroom Activity – as received
  • Convention information – April issue
  • Election results – January issue
  • Executive Council & Commission Chairs contact information – every issue
  • Fund for the Future acknowledgements – November issue
  • National French Week Contests & Materials – April & September issues
  • Regional Reports and Chapter News – every issue
  • Members’ Notes – as received
  • À votre avis! – every issue
  • Salut les jeunes! – every issue
  • Award Winners – September or November issues

In addition to these regular features, there are articles on a variety of topics from civilization, culture, current events, computers and technology, fellowships, grammar and vocabulary, and anything else related to the teaching of French.

All of these materials whether used in the regular features or elsewhere, come from AATF members. Contributions are accepted from members only.  Items in English and in French are accepted. However, authors are urged to write in the language in which they can communicate most effectively. Items which are not in the author’s native language should be carefully proofread by a native speaker before submission.